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Race & ... Conference

Race &... Conference flyer - text in web copy below

Friday, September 30, 2022
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
University Club 
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The Race & ... Conference elevates the work of the University's race-related centers, the health sciences, and Africana Studies and promotes and celebrates collaboration between centers and departments on campus.

Read about the upcoming event in the University Times article: Conference brings together Pitt’s centers tackling race issues.

Event Schedule

9-10 a.m. - Harambee* Hour

  • Registration
  • Breakfast 
  • Marketplace and Networking: Learn more about the race-related research taking place at Pitt with representatives from a variety of University centers**, as well as select graduate students who will display posters showcasing their own race-related research here at Pitt.

 * Harambee means "all pull together" in Swahili. 

10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. - Conference Opens

  • Conference Welcome and Overview
  • Opening Remarks: Dr. John Wallace
  • Keynote: Dr. Kathy Humphrey

11 a.m.-noon - Centering of the Minds Panel
This panel discussion will focus on the mission and scholarship of Pitt's race-related centers and departments. 

Noon-1:10 p.m. - Lunch

1:15 p.m.-3 p.m. - Center Roundtable Talks**

3 p.m.-3:30 p.m. - Closing Exercise 

​3:30 p.m.-3:40 p.m. - Closing Remarks


**Participating Centers

  • Center for Urban Education
    T. Elon Dancy, Executive Director
  • Center on Race and Social Problems
    John Wallace, Interim Director
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Health Sciences
    Paula Davis, Associate Vice Chancellor
  • Civil Rights and Racial Justice Center
    Gabby M.H. Yearwood, Managing Faculty Director
  • Center for Health Equity
    Tiffany Gary-Webb, Associate Director and Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Department of Africana Studies
    Felix Germain, Department Chair and Associate Professor
  • Center for Ethnic Studies Research
    Michelle Reid- Vazquez, Director and Associate Professor
  • Center for African Studies 
    Catherine Koverola, Interim Director 

Black Faculty & Student Mixer 

Black Faculty & Student Mixer Flyer - Details in web copy below

Friday, September 30, 2022
3:40 p.m.-5 p.m.
University Club

An opportunity for students and faculty to meet and build connections outside of the classroom. Come for networking, food, music, and giveaways!

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Post-conference Event

Dr. Larry Davis Black Excellence in the Academy Awards and Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP)

Dean Larry Davis in 2017Thursday, November 3, 2022
6 p.m.–9 p.m. 
The National Aviary 
Additional information and registration details to come.

Join us to celebrate the:  

  • 20th Anniversary of the Center on Race and Social Problems 
  • Legacy of Dr. Larry Davis 
  • Accomplishments of Black Pitt Faculty